All the projects promoted by Puckllay revolve around the School of Art and the child and youth population of Lomas de Carabayllo, it is the fundamental engine towards whom we owe ourselves and for whom we fight

The School

Permanent program of artistic and human training aimed at children, adolescents and young people in vulnerable situations.

The Festival

The festival promotes the development and dissemination of culture and the performing arts in community contexts, allowing access to the population of any sector.

La Huaraca

A scenic and alternative space for community projection located in Lomas de Carabayllo on the outskirts of Lima-Peru.


An art and solidarity project for the benefit of the Puckllay Art School, which brings together the work of plastic artists in the intervention of a wooden top.


Winning project of the National Environmental Award, which consists of the construction of toys and utilitarian objects using recycled wood.

The School

It is an artistic and human training program aimed at children, adolescents and young people in vulnerable situations. The cycles are organized by quarters. School training is a medium-term process, which accompanies the school, family and personal training of the participants, who are cared for according to their age, experience and length of stay. Families participate in the process of training their sons and daughters through various activities and strategies.
Pedagogy applied to Puckllay workshops is a learning experience for both parties: educator and participant. Inspired by the theories of the pedagogue Paulo Freire, in Puckllay you teach by learning and you learn by teaching. Linked to the hope of social transformation with art and education, Puckllay’s pedagogy proposes to respect the difference and the rhythm of each participant. In Puckllay’s workshops, the individual is the one who enriches his group. If everyone has their space, the group becomes stronger and learns together.

All Puckllay teachers are professionals in their field and experienced in teaching children and youth in community contexts. Aware of the social and educational need in the country, the educators join the school in a committed way. Since 2004 in Lomas de Carabayllo Puckllay has been working with his proposal to ensure that children and adolescents have the opportunity to experience a pedagogical experience based on play, artistic experience and the use of the body in the production of knowledge. This is how the main program has been running with the largest number of participants and the construction of the first art school in the New Jerusalem community.

The Festival "Arte y Comunidad"

This Festival promotes the rapprochement between the metropolis and the peripheral communities (the space par excellence of the Andean and Amazonian migrant in the city), in order to produce a cultural, social and economic exchange that promotes democratic values, evidencing the transformative power that art has. in the construction of a more integrated country.
The festival promotes the development and dissemination of culture and art, allowing access to the majority of the population of any social sector to high-quality artistic shows; thus contributing to the cultural development of the country and to our national performing arts in particular.

The national and international programming of the Festival constitutes an excellent platform for the programming and dissemination of national contemporary art, it is a showcase for the local scene and a window to the world for Peruvian companies thanks to the cultural exchange achieved.

The diversification of spaces seeks to promote a more dynamic and organic dialogue between the spaces of the city, the periphery and the public spaces, as is the case of the sports courts where so many important events occur in the social life of a community or the streets themselves in a city.

La Huaraca

LA HUARACA, is a scenic space of community projection at the service of the population of Lomas de Carabayllo. The name comes from the word huariaca, which at the same time comes from two Quechua voices: huaira (air) and acá (warm), so the meaning is “warm air”. The word huaraca has acquired several meanings over time. It can be the rope with which the top is played, the sling or a whip. For us it is the creative impulse that comes from the will and demand of the individual who carries it.

Related to the wind, it has movement, energy, strength and grace; fundamental characteristics for the development of any artistic and community project. The main objective is to reactivate, position and enhance the scenic artistic activity with projection to the community as a personal and community development strategy.
La Huaraca is located in the Puckllay School of Art and Development. LA HUARACA, means a great opportunity for the training of audiences, the activation of various activities and the commercial growth of the different businesses around (small shops, candy and fruit stands, hardware stores, pharmacies, small restaurants, etc.) Not to mention the enormous relevance that it brings with respect to the role of art and culture in the community. Activities such as the following are carried out in Huaraca:

Cast / The creations

The participants graduated from the Puckllay school have the possibility of being part of the artistic cast. The cast is a space created so that the graduates can get their own resources and mobilize their own creations. Since 2005 to date, seven artistic creations have been produced with the graduates of the Puckllay School, the creations are shown within the community and within and outside the national scene, thus allowing to enrich the experience of its members.

Trompos (Spinning tops)

It is a project of art and solidarity. It brings together the work of various artists in each of its editions, who are part of the experience with the plastic intervention of a wooden top.

The top is the symbol of Puckllay. Puckllay in Quechua word means play. That is why we chose the spinning top as our emblem, as it is a symbol that immediately alludes to individual and collective play, to the community, to the children’s space. In the same way, the image of the top invites us to think about a democratic dynamic of liberating and creative space, which challenges the established order, which challenges and is always in motion, in permanent gravitation, however, we know that for this gravitation to happen An impulse is needed, a will, an effort that comes from the hand of the player, in the case of TROMPOS this impulse comes from the creative artist.

So, we have wanted to weave this huaraca thread, as a beautiful collective will, to help our Art School to continue growing and serving its children and adolescents.


K´ULLUCHAUAN in Quechua word means little wood, and it is the name that was given to the project to build toys in recycled wood, which was promoted from the carpentry workshop of the School of Art and which in 2014 won the award National Environmental Department of the Ministry of the Environment of Peru in the category Environmental citizenship: artistic expressions.

45% of the garbage that is disposed of in our city is made up of solid garbage: glass, plastic rubber, metal and wood. This garbage goes to the seas, rivers and lakes. 14% of this garbage is made up of wood, which is mostly disposed of by furniture factories.

The practice of recycling and reusing already used materials is not a majority practice in our country, nor are there laws that can promote or require greater care in this regard.

In Lomas de Carabayllo there are important wood factories that dispose of huge amounts of wood waste, which is collected by the population mainly to be used as firewood.

The carpentry workshop was born at the initiative of the teacher Fernando Rivas in January 2014 and together with the participants and parents and as a need to have material for the workshop, they established as part of the dynamics of the workshop, the collection of wood in factories in the area. In this way, what began as a kind of strategy in the absence of resources and economic possibilities to carry out the workshop, became an interesting alternative and with a highly pedagogical content in the proposal.

It is important to encourage and disseminate activities like these because Lomas de Carabayllo is an area in which pollution has reached levels that even make the habitat of its inhabitants dangerous, however, the population continues to grow. Faced with these problematic initiatives in which the urgency and importance of working with already used elements is put on the table, it gives added value since it allows the population to participate in a process of protection of their environment while establishing a labor and production strategy that could help in the family economy, not counting the pedagogical experience that the workshop itself carries out for the participants.